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May 2017
Trent Severn folk
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Trent Severn is an acclaimed Ontario folk trio who sing original, contemporary songs easily described as “Canadian history in harmony”. Topically modern with a humorous twist, Trent Severn have inspired audiences all over Canada to share a patriotic laugh and let their glowing hearts melt away.

Chi-Cheemaun Ferry
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
1100 1st Avenue West Owen Sound N4K4K6

ANNUAL SPRING Cruise
Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Owen Sound to Tobermory
 

The Chi-Cheemaun will depart the Owen Sound Harbour at 12:00 p.m.
Boarding at 11:00 a.m.- Arrival in Tobermory at 4:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults $49.75 •Children (5-11 years) $25.00 add Buffet Lunch for $10.25
Passengers will be met at Tobermory by school buses
Arrival in Owen Sound at approximately 6:30p.m.

infuse your soul
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 5:00pm
18 Bruce Street Thornbury N0H 2P0

Cherchez la Femme Fine Lingerie Boutique presents "INFUSE YOUR SOUL", an evening sure to awaken your senses and infuse your soul with pleasure, creativity and confidence in your feminine power!
Be part of this event as we bring to life Loft Gallery Inc. in Thornbury on May 5th in support of My Friend's House, a charity dedicated to providing a safe haven from violence and abuse to women and their children.

An Intimate Evening with Séan McCann Grand reopening event!
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

An Intimate Evening with Séan McCann Grand reopening event! Tickets: $25/30

Rockin’ the Hall Vol. 2 Grand reopening event!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson St. E. Meaford N4L 1N6

Rockin’ the Hall Vol. 2 Grand reopening event!
Tickets are $40/45
A musical compilation featuring the best of r&b, soul & classic rock hits. Featuring Juno winner Tyler Yarema with special guests Gracie, Chris Scerri, Virgil Scott, Victoria Yeh, & Emma Wright. Presented by the Meaford Hall & Culture Foundation.

Tanya Tagaq Grand reopening event!
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson St. E. Meaford N4L1N6

Tanya Tagaq Grand reopening event! Tickets are $50/$60

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
824 1st Ave West Owen Sound N4K 4K4

Theatre for Social Change in 2017: a panel discussion and film hosted by Philly Markowitz, former host of CBC Radio's "Roots and Wings."
Featuring Sheatre's Warren Bain, Jon Farmer, artistic director Joan Chandler and guests.
With songs and music by Lauren Best and david sereda.
Refreshments from Birgit's Pastry Cafe.
$20 - full tax receipt available

Thursday Flicks LION movie
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home.

Charlotte Gray
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hanover Public Library Hanover N4N 2P1

The Hanover Public Library proudly presents An Evening with Charlotte Gray. One of Canada’s best-known writers, Charlotte Gray is the author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction. Charlotte's most recent book is The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. Join us for a very special evening with one of Canada's greatest living historians. Tickets are $5 and are available at the library.

Mother's Day Specials at Scenic Caves
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
260 Scenic Caves Rd Collingwood/The Blue Mountains L9Y 0P2

Make Mother’s Day Special!  Saturday and Sunday, Mothers receive FREE park admission with paid child admission (ages 3-17) for caves/suspension bridge/mini-golf package (print coupon required). Sunday May 14, Mothers AND up to 4 members of the family receive $20-off an Eco Adventure Tour (guided treetop canopy walking and zip cable gliding).  Age/height/weight restrictions apply.

From Russia With Love
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
1550 8th St E Owen Sound N4K 0A2

The orchestra takes you to the steppes of Mother Russia for our final concert of the season. The Georgian Bay Concert Choir joins us to perform Borodin's Polovtsian Dances along with two other pieces. Have some borscht for dinner - then come to the concert!

Fraser & Girard at Massie Hall
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:15pm
496766 Veterans Road North Massie N0H 1G0

The opening concert of season 13 of Live at Massie Hall. Fraser & Girard described by CBC as the best Canadian folk duo since Ian and Sylvia. For reserved tickets and further information visit massiehall.com.

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Kinghurst Nature Reserve East Parking lot Elmwood N0G 1S0

Spring ephemerals – plants that bloom briefly in spring, before the trees leaf out, are one of southern Ontario’s loveliest aspects. The mature hardwood forest at the Kinghurst Nature Re- serve is carpeted with a rich variety of these flowers in May and early June. Come join us and learn their names and some of their interesting characteristics.

Grey County Historical Society Canada 150 Variety Show at Meaford Hall
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson St. E. Meaford N4L 1N6

Grey County Historical Society Canada 150 Variety Show at  Meaford Hall - May 17, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 and are available through the Meaford Hall Box Office. If purchasing online, look for "buy tickets" at top right corner. Theatre groups from Owen Sound, Rocklyn, Meaford and Feversham and a mother--son musical duo are on the program.

James Hill & Anne Janelle with Brontae Hunter: Fri May 19
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
136215 Grey Road 40 Desboro N0H1K0

A night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is “the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” (Wellington Dominion-Post). The Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo have charmed audiences in over 15 countries.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am to Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Different locations Thornbury, Craigleith, Clarksburg, Kimberley N0H 2P0

Artists in Craigleith, Kimberley, Thornbury and Clarksburg invite you to enjoy our free self-guided studio tour on Victoria Day weekend. In its 23rd year, local well established artists open their studios to the public and will be there to answer questions about their work, what inspires them and in some cases, demonstrate their craft.

coffin ridge
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
599448 2nd Concession North Annan N0H 1B0

It wouldn't be Victoria Day weekend without pizza at Coffin Ridge would it? We're kicking off patio season with Those Pizza Guys on Saturday May 20th from 12-6. They're working on a special menu just for us and if their last visit here is any indication we expect it to be a seriously tasty smorgasbord. The patios will be open, pizzas will by flying and good times will certainly be had.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 4:30pm to Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd. Blue Mountains L9Y 3Z2

Kick off summer in style with live music, kid’s entertainment and hiking all weekend! Challenge yourself to Rusty’s famous rib-eating contest and celebrate after with FIREWORKS!

Scarecrows Proudly Celebrate Canada's 150
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Meaford Harbour Pavilion Meaford N4L 1B8

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN  Help us create 250 scarecrows. No experience needed.  Seasoned volunteers on deck to help new volunteers. Workshops will be held at the Meaford Harbour Pavilion

 

Eaton's A Canadian Saga
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
40 Sydenham Street Flesherton N0C 1E0

Eaton’s saga film at South Grey Museum

Scarecrows Proudly Celebrate Canada's 150
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Meaford Harbour Pavilion Meaford N4L 1B8

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN  Help us create 250 scarecrows. No experience needed. Seasoned volunteers on deck to help new volunteers. Workshops will be held at the Meaford Harbour Pavilion

Come to our table cookbook
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
L.E. Shore Memorial Library Thornbury N0H 2P0

The Community Cookbook Team, Blue Mountains Public Library and Arts Advisory Council present: Community Cookbook: Come to our Table Social Evening at the L.E. Shore Memorial Library on Thursday May 25th. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $5.

SweetWater Jazz
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Heartwood Hall Owen Sound N4K2H5

An evening of jazz featuring SweetWater Music Festival Artistic Director Mark Fewer (violin), along with Drew Jurecka (violin), Nathan Hiltz (guitar) & Joseph Phillips (bass). The concert will include favourites such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Dark Eyes, Minor Swing, Nuages, and even a swing-version of the famous Bach Double Concerto for two violins. Enjoy a high-octane night of swingin' fun!

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 

Mountain biker
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd The Blue Mountains L9Y 3Z2

East Coast Open returns this year at a whole new level as the only Canada Cup Downhill race in Ontario. UCI points will be on the line for Canada’s most elite DH racers. Activities include guided bike tours, BMX demonstrations, and a vendor village.

live theatre amateur comedy stage play
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 7:30pm to Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
443-10th Avenue Hanover N4N 2P1

The play is a light-hearted comedy about fossils, radioactive material, cows, toxic dumps, and – most importantly – protecting your home. It’s not deep stuff or punch to the gut drama, but it is a solid play with a proven record by a popular Canadian playwright Dan Needles and it’s a fun show to take in. Especially if you like to laugh at the government. 

May 26 8:00pm zSteve Dickinson at Massie Hall
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
496766 Veterans Road North Massie N0H 1G0

Singer Songwriter brings his classic rock roots to Massie Hall. Visit massiehall.com for reserved tickets and further information.

Best Friends Dog Walk
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
137 2nd Ave E Owen Sound N4K 5T2

Dogs bring your families to this fun event. Includes a scenic walk through the park in support of Heart and Stroke, face painting, colouring contest and scavenger hunt for the kids, vendors, demonstrations and much more!

Castle Builder
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
102599 Grey Road 18 Owen Sound N4K 5N6

On May 27th join us for the opening of our new summer exhibit, Castle Builder! 

Doors open at 10 a.m. Festivities will go on all day until 5 p.m. and include: 

• Face Painting
• A craft – your choice between a princess crown or a knight’s shield 
• Castle building station – use toothpicks and marshmallows to build the castle of your dreams!
• A photo booth 

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
700 10th St E Owen Sound N4K 0C6

FREE ACCESS for residents of the Township of Georgian Bluffs to the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce on Sunday May 28th, 9 A.M to 5 P.M.

Tom Thompson: Betwixt & Between
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
840 First Avenue West Owen Sound N4K 4K4

The launch of the exhibit, Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story, a multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. The project is an innovative combination of story-telling, and ancient as well as modern technologies which will unfold in several stages.

live theatre, amateur, comedy, play,
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
443-10th Avenue Hanover N4N 2P1

The play is a light-hearted comedy about fossils, radioactive material, cows, toxic dumps, and – most importantly – protecting your home. It’s not deep stuff or punch to the gut drama, but it is a solid play with a proven record by a popular Canadian playwright Dan Needles and it’s a fun show to take in. Especially if you like to laugh at the government. 

Scarecrows Proudly Celebrate Canada's 150
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Meaford Harbour Pavilion Meaford N4L 1B8

COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN Help us create 250 scarecrows. No experience needed. Seasoned volunteers on deck to help new volunteers.

 

Paint Jam Logo
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford n4l 1n6

PAINT Jam!

Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm

 May 31

Just $35 per session includes all materials, instruction, & a glass of wine or local microbrew!

On-going Event
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd. Blue Mountains L9Y 3Z2

It’s a dinning & shopping tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Find $25 dining, shopping & Spa offers at dozens of locations throughout the VillageIt’s a dinning & shopping tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Find $25 dining, shopping & Spa offers at dozens of locations throughout the Village

On-going Event
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Arts Centre Collingwood L9Y 2M1

The Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

One of the signature events sponsored by BMFA. Our mission is to promote, showcase and award exceptional artists and artisans  and we award significant amounts in prize money each year. This year we have more than 200 submissions! Our jurors are different every year and come from outside our immediate area. This year we welcome Sue Miller, Ron DeBoer and Juliet Jancso.